Principal Mechanical Engr ( Program Chief Engineer) - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

Raytheon’s Mechanical Engineering Directorate (MED) provides engineering design, integration and production to a wide range of hardware in Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS).

The Platform Integration Department leads mechanical design, development and integration of platform systems. This includes shelter systems, hardware integration, cable & interconnections, as well as facility development & site integration. The department is comprised of individuals with technical expertise and experience in hardware design, integration and production support.

Program Chief Engineer Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Own, manage, maintain Technical Baseline control for all contracts
  • Manage Engineering execution to cost, schedule, technical requirements
  • Liaison with engineering organizations for acquiring the applicable skilled resources
  • Provide technical guidance to Program Managers
  • Provide technical advisory disposition for EXIM (Export/Import) compliance
  • Review and approve program technical artifacts (e.g. Configuration Control Board, Risk & Opportunity Management Board, Parts & Materials Control Board, etc)
  • Mentor and lead CPT leads and junior engineers
  • Work in coordination with the Program office to interact with customer and end-user representatives in developing system requirements

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Required Skills:
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in the field of Systems or Mechanical Engineering, or related technical discipline
  • Knowledge of Hardware and/or Systems development life cycle and development processes, methodologies, and tools
  • Demonstrated track record of developing customer relationships to fulfill their needs and ensure their satisfaction and continued business
  • Ability to work across business areas, manage diverse tasks, requirements, and commitments and interface successfully with numerous disciplines
  • Ability to knock down barriers, remove roadblocks, and negotiate change
  • Demonstrated consistency, accountability and flexibility managing multiple and competing priorities
  • Experience with MS Office Suite
  • Earned Value Management certification or equivalent experience
  • Able to work within a large team and communicate with internal and external customers
  • Willing & able to travel domestically and internationally to support customer reviews

Desired Skills:
  • Experience with Integrated Air and Missile Defense systems or Radar Systems
  • Experience in concept of operations development and/or design of system level architecture
  • Experience with radar system concepts; detection, discrimination, track and signal processing
  • Experience with the development and coding of system models, and analysis tools in support of analyzing radar requirements and performance
  • Experience in security features and/or vulnerability of various operating systems
  • Experience working with Matlab, C/C++, Java, or DOORS
  • Experience with identifying and managing risks and opportunities
  • Knowledge of and ability to work within the Agile Scrum development practice
  • Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize tasks in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Strong analytic, technical and problem solving skills
  • Previous military service
  • MS or PhD in Engineering, Science or Mathematics
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or greater

Required Education (including Major):
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline.

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